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“When you see a person who has been given more than you in money and beauty, look to those, who have been given less.” (Muslim)

Eid Mubarak and we hope everyone has recovered from the quantities of meat consumed!

As Eid Al-Adha has come to an end, To Sudan With Love would like to share the project’s administering and day-to-day occurrence.

On Wednesday 2nd November, and with the donations received from around the globe, the hamper items were purchased and packaged the following afternoon.

The hampers contained 1 kg flour, 1 kg sugar, onions, lentils, powdered juice, tea and dried weika (okra) and a bag of candy.

With the enthusiasm and determination of our new volunteers, we were able to complete the packing before schedule which only meant we had more time and sufficient donations to buy Eid candy especially for children.

A handful of candy along with coins as Eidiya were put into small bags for children to celebrate the joy of Eid.

The 450 hampers and Eid bags were distributed on Friday 4th November in the areas of Dar El Salam and Al-Thora in Omdurman, as well as Al-Jazeera settlement in Bahri.

To Sudan With Love would like to take this opportunity to show appreciation and gratitude to each and every volunteer and donor who have helped us achieve our goal of the Eid-Adha project. We hope to continue to give back to Sudan as much as possible. Jazakum Allah for your considerate hearts and may Allah accept all of our intentions during this project and upcoming ones inshallah. Ameen.

Love and gratitude,
To Sudan With Love



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Dear all,

Assalam alaikum and we hope you are in the best of health.

To Sudan With Love is preparing for our Eid Al-Adha 2011 Project and once again, it would not be successful without assistance from our kind members and volunteers.

Just like our past Eid Al-Fitr project (read here for more information: https://tosudan.wordpress.com/2011/09/04/eid-al-fitr-2011-a-reason-to-smile/), we are aiming to distribute hampers to less fortunate families in the outskirts of Khartoum.

Each hamper for each family will include a fair quantity of flour, sugar, onions, powdered juice, tea, candy, clothes and more. If we surpass our target, we will biznillah increase the number of hampers and possibly the items in each hamper.

If you would like to donate, please read below:

To donate from within Sudan:

– If you live in the following areas, please contact the admin listed below on our facebook group and he/she will collect your donation:

Omdurman: Enas Suleiman
Khartoum: Sabah Elbasha
Bahri: Hamid Murtada and Maha El-Sanosi

– You can also transfer credit to the following numbers, just make sure you send a text message confirming your name and the amount sent to:

Zain: 0908878956
MTN: 0991110981
Sudani: 0117140043

To donate from outside Sudan:

Please contact the admin listed below on our facebook group and he/she will collect your donation:

United Arab Emirates: Alaa Hashim Elhag or Moiz Nurein.
United Kingdom: Rama Salih
United States: Lamiis Khalifa
Ireland: Mayada Elsanousi
Egypt: Muhanad Rabie
Saudi Arabia: Hanan Alzaki

Oman: Reem Gaafar

Other countries: Alaa Hashim Elhag in UAE for money transfers.

For more details, please visit our facebook group: To Sudan With Love

To Sudan With Love’s Eid Al-Fitr project surpassed our expectations in terms of the number of families we, with Allah’s blessings, were able to reach out to.

 

We began on Saturday 26th of Ramadan (26/8/2011) with the help of many kind volunteers, one of which, without hesitation, opened his home to us to work in. We sorted out the abundant clothes donations into groups and packaged them accordingly into clear plastic bags.

 

 

 

The following day, we packaged 300 hampers. Each hamper contained a set of clothing, 1 kg Sugar, 1 kg flour, 3 packets of candy, and 2 packets of powdered juice.

 

 

 

These hampers were distributed in a poorly inhabited area between Al Salama and Mayo which we have sadly learnt will be torn down. Despite the chaos due to the number of people crowding to receive their packages, we were able to distribute the items in an organized manner with the aid of the police patrol in the area, alhamdulilah.

 

 

 

 

Later on in the evening, a further 200 hampers were purchased and packaged. These hampers contained 1 packet of tea, 1 kg flour, 1 kg Sugar, 3 packets of sweets and 2 packets of powdered juice.

 

 

On Monday 29th of Ramadan, the informal settlement of Al Jazeera, located in Khartoum North received the hampers.

 

 

 

After the distribution, we purchased an additional 100 hamper items containing 2 kg flour, 2 kg sugar, 2 packets of tea, 2 packets of juice and 4 packets of sweets and were distributed to families in various places in the areas Omdurman and Khartoum North.

 

 

What’s Eid without children? And what’s Eid without candy for children?

 

 

 

It was heartening to see beautiful smiles appear on the children’s faces as they eagerly received their treats (candy, small amount of money in coins).

 

 

Our original target for Eid Al-Fitr project was 300 hampers but due to the bountiful donations we managed to double the amount. We are ever so thankful for all the overwhelming support we have received during the Ramadan and Eid Al-Fitr projects from all of our members, and hope we will continue to receive a helping hand in bridging the gap between the fortunate and the less fortunate in Sudan: helping spread the love and smiles.

 

Love and gratitude,

To Sudan With Love

Ramadan is the month of giving, and this year To Sudan With Love shared love and essential Ramadan food items with more than 900 needy families in several areas in the triangular capital of Khartoum.

 

Our initial target was to distribute Ramadan hampers to help 300-500 families in the rural areas and slums of Khartoum. However, thanks to the generosity of group members who donated money from all around the world, in addition to members from Sudan who donated money, food items and credit, we were able to raise approximately USD $11,200 in donations over a period of 4 weeks.

 

 

This incredible funding enabled us to organize two successful distributions separately. The first event took place on Friday and Saturday 5th and 6th of Ramadan respectively. With the help of around 20 volunteers who gathered at the Sea Scouts Club on both days, 330 Ramadan hampers were packaged- with each hamper including the following items:

1 kg of sugar, 1 kg of flour, 1 litre of oil, a bag of dates, a bag of onions, a packet of powdered milk and a packet of tea.

 

 

These hampers were distributed in 3 different locations in Umdurman and 3 different locations in Khartoum North (Bahri), all of which are poor neighborhoods with dozens of families. Around 50 hampers were still left by the end of the day, and they were distributed in Al Samrab neighborhood in Khartoum the following day.

 

 

The second event was hosted at the usual meet up point – the Sea Scouts Club in Nile street on Friday and Saturday 19th and 20th of Ramadan respectively. Over 20 volunteers attended on Friday to help with the packaging of 600 hampers which included sugar, flour, tea, hibiscus, onions and weika.

 

 

On Saturday, all 600 hampers were distributed with the help of Khartoum Police in the slums area between Mayo and Al-Salama.  Below are a few of many photos of the beautiful children we were blessed to meet in the area:

 

 

 

 

 

The To Sudan With Love team is overwhelmed by the generosity of the donors who made it possible for us to support over 900 families in the slums of Khartoum, and is grateful for all the volunteers who came out to help in the middle of sweltering Ramadan days and put their elbow grease into this project. May Allah bless them all and reward them with endless hasanat. Last but not least, we can’t forget all the members who contributed to the success of our Ramadan 2011 project with their donations, support and words of encouragement.

Ramadan is just around the corner and it’s a reminder that we can reach out to the less fortunate and share what Allah has blessed us with.

This year To Sudan with Love is planning to distribute Ramadan Hampers to 300 – 500 less fortunate families in the rural areas of Umdurman, Khartoum and Bahri.

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Photo credit: UN Photo/Tim McKulka

 

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